Sunday, November 29, 2009

Congestion, go away!

In early October I had a bad cold.  Since then I've felt better but now the congestion is effecting my ears.  It's really annoying trying to talk to someone when you feel like you have cotton in your ears.  It's been going on for 2-3 weeks.  I went to the doctor just in case it was an ear infection.  (Un)fortunately, it's just congestion.  Mixed blessing!  If it was an ear infection, I could take some antibiotics and feel better.  Since it's congestion, who knows when it will clear up.  With cold season upon us plus farmers still harvesting, I may never been clear. 

I have purchased and used a Neti pot a few times, which seems to help, though I'm still getting the hang of it.  Luckily I know to only put the salt water solution in it, unlike some people.  I haven't used it recently, but I may try it tonight.  I don't like taking medication unless I have to, so I'm willing to try this to see if it clears me up.

Today is the first Sunday of advent.  The girls and I lit the first candle at church this morning.  They were really excited.  It was a neat experience for all of us.  I think dd2 liked lighting the candle while I read.  It's been a long day so I think I'm going to call it an early night.  Not yet, it's only 8 pm, but maybe in another hour or so.  Tomorrow everyone goes back to school/work.  I need to work on the menu and shopping list for December.  Wish me luck!

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